Bill Gunderson

Most of the water and sewer systems in the world were built 60 years ago. They were supposed to last 50 years.

Local governments around the world have been postponing maintenance on their pipes. Out of site … you know the rest.

But engineers know the chickens will roost. And Pentair is just one of the companies that wants to be there when it happens. This company makes valves and filters and lots of other good things that people need for clean water and treated sewage.

And with everyone living closer together, that means water has to be cleaner when you treat it and put it in the nearby river or bay or oceans.

They used to say “The solution to pollution is dilution.”

No more. Today the motto is “We are all downstream.”

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That’s all good. But being good is not good enough for the market. Let ‘s take a look at this global leader in supersized plumbing fixtures:

Pentair, LTD. (PNR) is a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner. Recently Pentair has been buying and selling assets. To pretty good effect:

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Over the last four quarters, sales were up 102%! And PNR continues to look forward to more growth. Analysts estimate earnings will grow 34% next and 24% after that.

When I put PNR through my Best Stocks Now filters, it comes out pretty good. Let’s take a closer look.


Over the past 10 years PNR has almost tripled the returns of the market. Over the past five years it has delivered 32% per year. Over the last three years PNR has more than doubled the returns of the market. And over the last 12 months, it is up 55%.

Bill Gunderson

Bill Gunderson is the CEO and Chief Market Strategist of Gunderson Capital Managment in San Diego, CA. He is also a professional money manager, former research analyst, author of Best Stocks Now.